One Day Reminder: Nominations For The 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards Due On October 21

One Day Reminder: Nominations for the 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

(E-Mail) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com submissions are recommended.

Nomination Information

2018 Bluegrass On Broadway Festival Set For Last Weekend In January

The 2018 Bluegrass On Broadway Festival will be held the last weekend of January at various venues in Redwood City.

The FREE festival is presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society with principal financial support from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

Three Day Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations Are Due On Saturday October 21

Three Day Reminder: Nominations for the 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on Saturday, October 21, 2017. (E-Mail) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com submissions are recommended as the deadline is near.

Complete Nomination Information

Donations Now Being Accepted For The NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund For April 2018

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now collecting donations for the Spring 2018 Camp, set for April 12-15, 2018 (Thursday-Sunday).

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses the scholarships. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp.

Information about the music camp, run by Ingrid Noyes (not NCBS) and set for the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma, can be found at Walker Creek Music Camp.

Donations can be sent to: Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846, Attn: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series Brings AJ Lee & Blue Summit To The Santa Cruz Mountains

AJ Lee & Blue Summit at The Summit House

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill at the top of Highway 17 will present AJ Lee & Blue Summit (Santa Cruz) in a FREE show on October 19.

The 6:00-8:30pm performance is presented by the The Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Highway 17 leads to the Summit House and bluegrass music!

The place offers a great view of the Santa Cruz Mounatins and will serve good drink and good food during the performance.

The top of the mountains venue is six miles south of Los Gatos.

There is a great bluegrass band every Thursday night.



One Week Reminder: Nominations For The 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards Are Due On Saturday, October 21

One Week Reminder: Band And Individual Nominations for the 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on this coming Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Nomination Information

The Jones Gang Added To FREE Sunday SFBOT Closing Concert In McLaren Park, San Francisco

The Jones Gang is a last minute addition to the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Closing Concert at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in McLaren Park, San Francisco. This is a FREE afternoon-long bluegrass celebration with great bands in a beautiful location!

SUNDAY, October 15

Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre, McLaren Park. FREE CONCERT.

The Jones Gang

Noon — AJ Lee & Blue Summit

1:00pm — The Beauty Operators

2:00 — The Crooked Jades

3:00 — Rusty Stringfield

4:00 — The SF Bluegrass All Stars Featuring Laurie Lewis

5:00 –  The Jones Gang

The revival of the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival (2000-2013, formerly an NCBS event founded by Michael Hall) runs Wednesday through Sunday, October 11-15 at various venues all around town.

Weekend events include a women’s showcase, an open jam, a dance, and the closing concert. Enjoy!

Complete Festival Information is available on the Official SFBOT Website.

The new event is a project of several bluegrass organizations, including the California Bluegrass Association, and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

NCBS Volunteer Party Set For This Saturday October 14

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Volunteer Thank You Party is set for this Saturday, October 14 at an undisclosed location.

Invitations have already been sent to all volunteers. If your’s hasn’t arrived, contact NCBS Volunteer Party Chair  (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com.